Dr. Ashlie B. Delshad

  • Associate Professor of Political Science
  • CSM Dean's Faculty Associate for Student Success
  • Office: Anderson Hall, Room 318D
  • Email: ADelshad@wcupa.edu
  • Phone: 610-436-3364


Dr. Delshad joined West Chester University's Political Science Department in the fall of 2011. Her teaching and research interests lie in the realm of US public policy, specifically environmental, social inequality, and food policy. She also founded and oversees a garden at the university, which grows organic produce for students served by the on-campus Resource Pantry and she takes students on yearly alternative break trips to assist with urban gardens in Philadelphia.


  • Ph.D., Purdue University, 2011
  • M.A., Purdue University, 2008
  • B.A., Austin College, 2006


Delshad, A.B., Gilboy, M.B., Roth-Saks, J. and Monahan, L. 2020. "Seeking food justice for college students: The prevalence of food insecurity, risk factors and paths forward," The Journal for Access, Retention, and Inclusion in Higher Education 3: 60-7.

Monahan, Lynn, Mary Beth Gilboy, and Ashlie B. Delshad. 2017. "Prevalence and Factors Associated with Food Insecurity Among College Students at a Mid-Atlantic State University - A Pilot Study." Journal of American College Health.

Olive, Andrea and Ashlie B. Delshad. 2017. "Fracking and Framing: A Comparative Analysis of Media Coverage of Hydraulic Fracturing in Canadian and US Newspapers. Environmental Communication. 11:1, 1-16.

Delshad, Ashlie B. 2017. "Campus Gardens: Increasing Sustainability and Lowering Food Insecurity." Presentation at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Annual Conference and Expo, October 15-18, San Antonio, TX.

Delshad, Ashlie B. 2016. "Rhetoric on the Environment: The Obama Administration." Paper presented at the Midwestern Political Science Association Annual Conference, April 7-10, Chicago, IL.

Delshad, Ashlie B., and Leigh Raymond. 2016 "Normative Framing and Public Attitudes Toward Biofuels Policies." Environmental Communication 10:4, 508-24.

Community and Other Service

  • West Chester University Sustainability Advisory Council
  • West Chester Service Learning Working Group
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honor Society, Faculty Advisor

Classes Regularly Taught

  • PSC 200 - Political Analysis
  • PSC 354 - Environmental Politics and Policy
  • PSC 356 - U.S. Public Policy
  • PSC 357 - Advanced Political Analysis
  • *Other special topics courses in the field of public policy including Food Politics offered periodically